AS220’s Annual Music & Arts Festival!
AS220 has been hosting an annual celebration since 1995. The Fools Ball, initially an in-door carnivalesque event, expanded in 2009 to become the AS220 Foo Fest, a one-day street festival. The Foo Fest transforms downtown Providence’s Empire Street with a spirited block party attended by over 5,000 individuals from across the region. Between 1pm and 1am, a genre-spanning bill of nearly two-dozen musical acts and a nationally known headliner act grace the indoor and outdoor stages of Foo Fest. The festival also features over a dozen artist installations and participatory creative activities, including family-friendly offerings throughout the afternoon.
AS220 Foo Fest
95 – 115 Empire St, Providence, RI
The Foo Fest is AS220’s way of saying “Thank You!” and “Let’s Party!” at the same time! Our annual summer festival has been a staple in the Providence events calendar since 1995. Check out some of these gems from Fools Balls and Foo Fests past to see how we’ve honored supporters and audiences alike!
A video from the first ever Fools Ball in 1995
And other video shot 2 years later, at the 1997 Fools Ball
Check Out Some Photos of Foo Fest and Fools Balls Past